Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Top Bankster After Chemotherapy: I'm Fine, The Economy is Fine
In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis and treatment, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC's "Squawk Box" the U.S. economy is not going off the rails.
"I'm generally sanguine. We muddle through. I think some of this is an overreaction to the overreaction of assets being so swollen, he said.
It's difficult to navigate these "hard, difficult markets," but that's the role of Goldman's risk management, Blankfein said. "Not To pharaphase 'The Godfather,' but this is the life we chose."
Blankfein also talked about battling cancer. He said he's feeling "pretty good" after undergoing "like 600 hours of chemo" over the last few months.
"From the moment I got the diagnosis, I went about it and dealt with it. I was able to handle the meds pretty well," he said.
Blankfein said he's done with his prescribed chemotherapy at this time. "I'm not reeling from the disease. I'm probably cured of the disease. Right now I'm trying to deal with the cure; dealing with the chemo solution."
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